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Old 08-06-2003, 09:51 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Kalkar, Germany
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HP Deskjet Plus under CUPS


I am trying to set up CUPS with an old HP Deskjet Plus printer.
I have now tried all drivers listed for the deskjet Plus:
- HP Deskjet Plus/Foomatic (en)
- HP Deskjet Plus/pcl3 (recommended) (en)
- HP Deskjet Series CUPS v1.1 (en)
When trying to print the testpage, the first two give no output at all, and an error log message saying "no access permissions to /var/spool/cups/c<somethiing>-<something2>
I do find a file /var/spool/cups/c<something>, however. Nothing is ever printed, of course.

The last one DOES give output, but it does not look like a sensible test page (in fact it only seems to try to waste as much ink as possible-- I had to turn the printer power off to stop it).

I am more or less lost now-- can anyone help?
Old 08-06-2003, 10:32 AM   #2
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Location: Ohio, USA
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Back before I had my network printer I had an old Canon printer that I couldn't configure for the life of me... Then I found this program on Tucows (the name escapes me at the moment) that did the trick. It had a huge list of printers and all the drivers and everything. It was great. When I finished configuring it, it worked from that day fourth until it died. Anyway, check out and see what you can find.

Old 08-08-2003, 04:40 AM   #3
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uinfortunately I could not find that miraculous program, but at least I found a solution: I just chose HP Laserjet 4 series, CUPS+GIMP-Print v4.2.5 .
Maybe it is not really a solution, but it works, so it's near enough...


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